SUMMER MONOLOGUE COMPETITION
at Manhattan Repertory Theatre
July 1 & July 2, 2014 at 9 pm
FINALS July 17 at 6:30 pm and 9 pm
Best performer wins a $300 cash prize!
ALL SLOTS ARE FILLED! Please attend the competition this week:
July 1 at 9 pm and July 2 at 9 pm
This is a performer monologue competition where actors compete to win a $300 cash prize.
All monologues must be 5 minutes or less, with no set or a very simple set.
(2 chairs, a stool and a small table will be available if needed).
Also, there can be no internal sound cues in your monologue. It needs to be totally actor self-contained. (No phone calls cues etc etc.)
YOU CAN PERFORM ANY MONOLOGUE YOU LIKE AS LONG AS IT IS UNDER 5 MINUTES.
Ticket price for the competition performances will be $20.
HOW THE VOTING WILL WORK
For each show/performance series, there will be a minimum of 16 performers presenting their monologues. The Audience will be given a ballot and they will rate the THREE BEST performers from 3 to 1.
3 is the VERY BEST, 2 is SECOND BEST, and 1 is THIRD BEST.
After the performances on July 1 & 2, we will add up the points and the 10 highest scoring performers from each performances series (July 1 and July 2 at 9 pm) will return on Thursday July 17 for 2 performances at 6:30 pm and 9 pm.
(So 20 performers will compete in the Finals and perform twice that night.)
The one performer with the highest points that night after the FINALS performances on July 17, will win the $300 cash prize.
The voting is all crowd sourced so that it is fair to all. The performer with the most friends will not necessarily win because of the graduated voting from 3 to 1 for the top three performers.
(And there is no "panel of experts" voting for their friends.)
Each actor will receive 1 performance, and 2 more if they move on to the Finals.
ALL PERFORMERS MUST BE AVAILABLE for the dates and times below.
(No exceptions if you are going to participate.)
Tuesday July 1 - 8:30 to 11 pm - Performance Series A
Wednesday July 2 - 8:30 pm to 11 pm - Performances Series B
Thursday July 17 - 6 pm to 11 pm - THE FINALS - (2 Performances - 6:30 pm and 9 pm)
EACH PARTICIPANT WILL PERFORM EITHER TUESDAY JULY 1 at 9 pm or WEDNESDAY JULY 2 at 9 pm.
YOU MUST BE AVAILABLE for the above dates and times in order to register and compete.
Do not register if you are not available for all of these times above. We cannot accommodate individual time schedules in this context.
There is an $12 commitment fee in order to register and participate.
This commitment fee is NOT refundable for any reason for we are reserving your place in the competition. Once paid, if you are unable to participate for any reason, this commitment fee will not be returned. So please make sure these dates work for you if you decide to participate.
PARTICIPATION IN THIS COMPETITION IS ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS.
WE HAVE A LIMITED AMOUNT OF PERFORMANCE SLOTS, SO WE MAY FILL UP QUICKLY!
To participate, please click on the link below.
You will be directed to a page with a light blue link to pay your commitment fee via our website.
Click on the light blue link and then you will be forwarded to another page where you can click PURCHASE. A form will appear for you to fill out an information about your monologue, then click Purchase again, and you will go to another page to fill out your payment information.
When your payment is received, you will receive a confirmation email, and then, within 36 hours (but usually sooner) you will receive your monologue performance date and time and more information on how the competition will be run.